News Briefs: May 2, 2014

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News Briefs

Today

Less to Pay in May — Hawaii celebrates Military Appreciation Month in May and a number of Oahu businesses offer military discounts. Visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/communitycovenant/default.htm for lists of participating businesses.  Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation often has the best deals on entertainment and attractions. Visit www.himwr.com/indexphp or call 655-9971 or 438-1985. Also, visit AKO’s “Slick Deals for Service Members” page for Armywide programs.

Aloha Assignments — The Army chief of staff has announced the following assignments:

•Maj. Gen. James F. Pasquarette, chief of staff, U.S. Army-Pacific, to deputy commanding general, USARPAC.

•Brig. Gen. Bryan P. Fenton, deputy director of strategy, plans and policy, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, Washington, D.C., to deputy commanding general, 25th ID.

•Brig. Gen. Todd B. McCaffrey, deputy commanding general (Operations), 25th ID, to chief of staff, U.S. Army-Pacific.

5 / Monday

Where Credit is Due — Today begins National Public Service Recognition Week. Celebrated the first week of May since 1985, it’s the time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees and to ensure that our government is the best in the world. The Installation Management Command encourages all garrisons to take positive action to recognize their employees during the observance. For example, some directorates are holding potlucks or awards ceremonies. Please send photos and a brief description of the event or product of your unit’s recognition week activity to editor@HawaiiArmy Weekly.com.

14 / Wednesday

SIA — The next Sisters In Arms event takes place 6:30-8 a.m. on Schofield’s Weyand Field. Visit www.facebook.com/pages/US-Army-Pacific-Sisters-in-Arms/.

Lunch Signal — Join guest speaker Maj. Gen. James T. Walton, commander, 311th Signal Command, for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association buffet luncheon. Check in time is 11 a.m. Call 441-8524/8565 to register.

20 / Tuesday

Get Smart — The Schofield Barracks Education Center in Yano Hall, Bldg. 560, hosts an education fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The following schools will be represented:

On post

• Central Michigan University

• Central Texas College

• Chaminade University

• Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

• Hawaii Pacific University

• Wayland Baptist University

Visiting Colleges:

• American Military University

• Coastline Community College

• Columbia College

• Excelsior College

• Heald College

• Thomas Edison State College

• University of Oklahoma

• University of Phoenix

28 / Wednesday

Green to Gold — The University of Hawaii’s ROTC department conducts its Green-to-Gold presentations monthly at the Schofield Barracks and Tripler Army education centers. Presentations are conducted monthly on the last Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at Schofield and the last Thursday at Tripler. Call 956-7766/7744. For info on benefits and eligibility requirements, visit www.goarmy.com/rotc/enlisted-soldiers.html.

Ongoing

Sign-Up for Safety — U.S. Army Medical Command will conduct a Safety and Health Management System Course, July 14-16, at Schofield’s Bldg. 3004, 1554 Lyman Rd. This training provides an overview of MEDCOM’s implementation of a safety management system (SMS) based on OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program criteria. It includes information that will be necessary to understand within the Army as the Army begins deployment of its Safety and Health Management System in October.

The course will provide information on the successes and opportunities for improvement that MEDCOM faced as it implemented an SMS corporately. Some of the classes include trend analysis, OSHA recordkeeping and SMS criteria. Additional/collateral duty safety officers are invited to attend. Class size is limited. Call 655-4243/4245.

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